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Some large paint shops will do it (at least back when I was mainland they used to), and I am also going to ask Cardinal if they can just sell it to me already in rattle cans. It shouldn't be a problem since they are the direct manufacturer of said paint product. If it becomes a hassle, I'll just put it in a sprayer, same concept. tongue.gif I'll let you know the outcome though.
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Some large paint shops will do it (at least back when I was mainland they used to), and I am also going to ask Cardinal if they can just sell it to me already in rattle cans. It shouldn't be a problem since they are the direct manufacturer of said paint product. If it becomes a hassle, I'll just put it in a sprayer, same concept. tongue.gif I'll let you know the outcome though.

Definitely would be very interested in this too! No two whites are alike!
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Looks good nice job.
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Definitely would be very interested in this too! No two whites are alike!
Yep. For the small stuff I'm not too worried but in the future having matching paint could be good.
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Looks good nice job.
Thanks!
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Today should see the arrival of my dual heatsink for the two MCP35x pumps. smile.gif
Now I have to make sure I wire these bad boys correctly. As you probably know, these pumps are pwm type and are powered by a 4 pin molex. There is also a 4 pin connector to connect to motherboard header or in this case one of the fan channels on the Aquaero.

The small 4 pin connector has both rpm and pwm connections, that is pin 3 & pin 4 are used. Logically I know that a single header can not read rpm from both pumps simultaneously. Therefore as a sanity check in case my early morning thinking is skewed, Here is how I propose to wire the pumps.

I will combine the pwm signal from two pumps to pin 4 on the small 4 pin connector, and lose the rpm signal (pin 3) from one of the pumps. This will allow rpm readout from one pump. yet allow both pumps to be controlled via pwm through the Aquaero controller.
Sound good?


For power supply to both pumps I will go one of two ways.
a) Double wire to pin (crimping positive power wires to both pumps to a single pin, then the same with the negative power wires).
Then connect to a single Mini Tamiya connector.

b) Use two Mini Tamiya connectors.

I'm debating how I want to make up yet another power cable, this time 12v only which will be terminated by several of the Mini Tamiya connectors. I still have two 6 pin slots open on the psu, and I'd rather not add anything else to the cables that are powering the Aquaero and Power Adjust units. I have been running the single pump off this line, but now I will take it off when I combine the two pumps. Probably not necessary from a power delivery standpoint, just more a peace of mind thing.
I had considered some sort of breadboard approach such as with the fan splitter, but there just isn't enough room for things to stick out from the case so I think a new power lead with the Mini Tamiya connectors laid out horizontally will work out best. Perhaps I can think of some way to attach them to the acrylic sheet I screwed behind the motherboard tray.
That sounds funny, eh? Officer, I don't know, I was really drunk at the time......
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Here is one 4 pin molex "Y" coming from the psu. The single pump is connected, as well as another "Y" which runs to the AQ5/PA2. I loosened up the wiring for a better shot.
The bulk of wires on the left is the 24 pin, twisted to make the turn to the motherboard. There is also some double wire grafts in the mix somewhere.


Here is the fan splitter sitting in about the middle of the acrylic sheet behind the motherboard tray. If you are wondering why those SATA data cables are so long, it's because I will need the full length in the future when I get the HDD cage installed. BTW I finally got all the Akasa Slim SATA cables sleeved, and the ones that had black shrink I went back over with white shrink so they would all match and be, well, white.


Here's just an overall shot of the area behind the motherboard. Somewhere in here is probably where I will have the Mini Tamiya connector harness. Eventually the SSD will be moved to the dual SSD holder, as the other two will be installed in the HDD cage.
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For your "sanity's" sake, Mandrix, your proposed wiring of the PWM pumps for PWM control and RPM readout looks perfectly fine to me. I don't know all the ins and outs of the Aquero, but as an electrician, I will say your wiring logic is sound. At least that is how I am doing most of my wiring to my fan controller in my build. thumb.gif
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post #408 of 2434
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For your "sanity's" sake, Mandrix, your proposed wiring of the PWM pumps for PWM control and RPM readout looks perfectly fine to me. I don't know all the ins and outs of the Aquero, but as an electrician, I will say your wiring logic is sound. At least that is how I am doing most of my wiring to my fan controller in my build. thumb.gif
Cool. Thanks for checking it out, Addiction.
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Are you running that to your AQ5 device? How are you powering the other 2 fans on that rad. Maybe im confused on how you have it setup.
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Are you running that to your AQ5 device? How are you powering the other 2 fans on that rad. Maybe im confused on how you have it setup.
Yes it is. What two fans? These are the case fans.
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